Category Archives: #amreading

The Circle of Influence for Sanity

My new morning habit… I check the coronavirus stats on my phone when I wake up. The numbers have climbed. The death totals have climbed. The stock market is still volatile. Jobless claims rise. Predictions of doom have escalated. These … Continue reading

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We Are in a Hero Story

We celebrate heroes—those that wear the cape, wield the sword and destroy the one ring—but how many heroes start the story eager for a trip to Mt. Doom? That’s where we are now. As of tonight, the United States has … Continue reading

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Because Sometimes We Just Need a Song…

School closures throughout the nation have halted highly-anticipated campus events and activities with hundreds of thousands of students practicing social distancing at home. While the annual Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) Choral Festival—originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18—has been … Continue reading

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4 Things To Do in the Apocalypse

Day 5: So far, so good… #1 Clean the fridge: So far things have been pleasant in our corner of the world. I cleaned out the fridge and organized our cabinets so we can keep tabs on what we have … Continue reading

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PoetryNook Day: Carts Full of Air (rensaku)

Day 4: processing with poetry… It’s new poem day—the day where I submit a new poem to PoetryNook.com. My poem is called Carts Full of Air (rensaku) and you can read it (and enter yourself!) here. This week most of the … Continue reading

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“Ask Google” on PoetryNook.com

I’ve talked about PoetryNook.com a few times on here. It’s a weekly poetry contest that’s free to enter but pays cash prizes. Even better, they nominate six poems a year for the coveted Pushcart Prize. You can enter previously published … Continue reading

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Tropes, Genre and Remixing

I’ve recently had a few questions on genre and creativity and it reminded me of this video on YouTube. No matter how original we think we are, we are probably just rehashing a remix of something else… but that’s okay. … Continue reading

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Beware: Red Dennis by Eric Shapiro

Here’s my warning: be careful if you decide to read Red Dennis by Eric Shapiro when it comes out this month. This book is not for the timid reader just looking for some pretty words to while away a few hours. … Continue reading

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Finally, HWA Active Status!

I’m proud to announce that today I achieved Horror Writer Association’s Active status with my poem “Haiku for Horrible Women” on PoetryNook.com. If you are a poet not entering PoetryNook’s weekly contest, you really should get in there. It’s free … Continue reading

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#TBT: Vintage Space and Time!

I got a wonderful package in the mail from Our Revered Father of Space and Time Gordon Linzner… vintage magazines including the first issue of the magazine. Published in 1966, Space and Time #1 will be scanned and available to … Continue reading

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